Posted on 04 July 2012.
This article was created for entertainment purposes . Surveying 100 people, these were the answers that made it to the top of the list.
Alexander West was stunned to see a baby fox lying in his bed on the second floor of his home in Hemel Hemstead, Herts. The boy forgot to close the back door to his home while playing outside. The fox made herself comfortable for up to 4 hours before being discovered.
2. Dirty Sheets:
Nothing’s worse than coming to a hotel room where there are dirty sheets. We were on vacation and staying at a 3 star hotel. The 4 girls traveling with us decided to share the room. They got a room with one king bed and one sofa bed. When opening a sofa bed, they found bed bugs. They went downstairs to get a number room, only to find blood stained sheets on the sofa bed.
3. Bed Bugs/Lice:
# 2 brings us to Bed Bugs/Lice. Pests are not good comforts. So do yourself a favour and throw away mattresses as soon as you find something fishy.
There are strangers and burglars who decide to let themselves in without permission. When they cannot get out in time, they take refuge in the bedroom and sometimes under the bed. If you are the big bad wolf, you’d be taking over the bed as well.
You may love to have breakfast in bed, but that may not be wise if you are eating something with crumbs. This could attract things you would not want to see, especially on the bed.
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Posted on 09 June 2012.
You would expect people to forget wallets, money, bags, cell phones and mp3 players on the public transport system. You, however, would be surprised how many people would forget other items, such as these.
In December of 2011 the Toronto Sun reported a reunion between $170,000 USD violin and its owner. She forgot the violin in an overhead department of a regional commuter bus. The instrument is 176 years old and is given on loan to a Boston student. The violin was found by bus cleaners where the student left it.
2. False Teeth
Vancouver’s 1130 News reported false teeth being lost over the holidays on the TransLink. Many people who lose these items may not realize that they’ve lost it on the public transit system. It is also hard to track owner, given the circumstances.
There was a posting on Craigslist that someone brought their cat with them on the subway and lost it. They were looking for someone who had tips about its whereabouts.
This seems unusual as not many people who use wheelchairs can actually walk out of the public transport. Vancouver’s 1130 News reported this as one of the things they found in their lost and found system.
Underwear is another uncommon article found on public transit systems. Yet, you’d be surprised what you’d find under the seat of subways or buses. It would disgust you totally.
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Posted on 26 May 2012.
Men are usual known for their word. You always hear the phrase, you are the ‘man of the hour’. Some men are leaders, others are followers. Many love completing tasks assigned by women, while others may absolutely hate tasks and getting their bums of their chairs.
Surveying 100 women, this article examines top 10 phrases men are known not to say, but should.
1. We never talk anymore:
Sometimes this opens up a number of cans of worms that man would prefer not to open. When saying that ‘we never speak anymore’ you’re opening yourself to a number of things, most notably a fight.
2. I understand:
This applies to both genders. Never do you want to admit that you are wrong. Saying I understand means that the person is giving in.
3. Let’s watch Y&R instead of sports:
Most men cannot stand soap operas, but women do. This is one conflict both have over who watches what at what time.
4. Happy Anniversary:
Survey results showed that most men would forget anniversaries. They are usually the first to do last minute shopping and the first person to be reminded of the date. Women have better rote memory than men when it comes to memorizing important events.
5. This food tastes terrible:
As much as men may not love the cooking, they may never admit it. This may change if the situation was really bad. For example, take Jerry Seinfeld. He was dating someone who could not cook. So instead of telling his date about it, he would spit the food out into napkins. Oddly enough it is true.
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Posted on 13 May 2012.
2011 was an eventful year on Facebook. Many users were quick to update there statuses regarding major developments and events. Some lent their support, others were opinionated about disgust, while the rest paid tribute to the best (heroes). Here is a list of 10 things people were talking about on Facebook in 2011. It expands on an article written by PC Mag on December 7, 2011 on www.pcmag.com and sites the reasons for the intrigue.
1. The death of Osama bin Laden:
The capture and death of bin Laden sparked great interest on the social network. PC Mag. reports that 10% of Facebook users in the English speaking world posted about the event on May 1, 2011.
2. Green Bay Packers defeating Pittsburg Steelers:
When the Packers won the Superbowl in February of 2011 that created great stir on Facebook. Through the use of memology, PC Mag reported this event as the second most talked about event on Facebook in 2011.
3. Casey Anthony Trial:
Using same method as the other 2, the magazine reported this as the 3rd most talked about story in 2011 on Facebook. Anthony was charged and tried for first degree murder of her 2 year old daughter in 2008; however, was acquitted in the end. She did face a misdemeanor for lying to police.
4. Charlie Sheen:
The whole fiasco with Sheen comes at #4 according to PC Mag. His ramblings, drug addictions and rampage against friends and co-workers, really got people talking. Although, his tour was sold out, they were not as popular as his troubles. Many viewers booed him and left agitated.
5. Steve Jobs death:
Many paid tribute to the co-founder of Apple when he passed away on October 5, 2011. He revolutionized the world of technology and was an inspirational speaker and leader who left a legacy the world still relies heavily on. He was and still is definitely missed.
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Posted on 06 February 2012.
Everyone experiences gas and usually purge it by belching or passing it through the rectum. Statistics show that the majority of people produce approximately 1 to 4 pints a day and pass gas about 14 times a day.
The following is a list of foods which cause gas. Gas can be easily eliminated with all the right steps. One should however remember that passing gas is normal.
1. Dairy Products:
Many people love eating dairy products. They are a source of vitamin A, D, E and K, especially milk. What people fail to realize is that dairy products create gas. This is especially the case for those who are lactose intolerant.
Yoga is a great way to relax the muscles in the body and the brain. People enjoy meditating and doing yoga to relax themselves. Yoga movements occasionally create gas which is released from the body. You may find yourself burping or farting or even both.
3. Swallowing Air:
As funny as this sound, it is true. This is referred to as aerophagia. To prevent this, people need to chew their foods and eat slowly.
4. Chewing Gum:
Not one person I asked believed me. It is true. The faster and the more you chew gum, the more likely you will be to pass gas.
Many people believe that sodas cause gas. It is actually the sugars inside the sodas that produce gas as well. The type of sugars include raffinose (i.e., beans), lactose (sugar in milk), fructose (i.e., onions, artichokes, pears, wheat), and sorbitol (i.e., fruits).
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Posted on 11 January 2012.
The following list reminds those who are going back to school of things they should not bring. Some of these items are illegal and will bring major consequences to those in possession.
1. Expensive Laptops:
All schools have computers students can use. These computers are free of charge and easily accessible with printers, scanners etc. There is no need to buy and pack expensive computers with state of arc programs that cost $1000s of dollars. If you are still packing a laptop or a desktop, a simple and basic computer is needed at most.
2. Cell Phones:
A child really does not need a cellphone while in school and in class. They tend to lose these valuables easily. If a student decides to pack a cell phone, they should store it in their locker.
These items cost $100-$400. It would be a darn shame if a student loses this valuable. It is not an essential item for learning and is not needed. Students mostly bring the mp3/ipods for their personal convenience.
4. Knives and sharp blade items:
When bringing in a lunch, do not pack a kitchen knife with it. These items are illegal in schools. A student could be suspended if found in possession of it.
Many schools charge for parking. If you are within walking distance of your school or have a bus that can take you, use those alternatives. Cars are not needed and are not essential. Be active and walk whenever you can.
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Posted on 19 December 2011.
Many parents leave it up to teachers and other educators to teach children proper manners. It is the job of the parents to do preliminary education with their children. Here are the top 10 things they would need to teach their children at a young age. The younger the better!
No insults intended, but the follow 10 things to teach kids should be made into laws across the world.
1. Respect for Elders:
How many times did we hear these statements from children: You’re not my mother! You’re not the boss of me. No matter who the individual is, children should have respect for them. It’s the role of the parent to teach that to their children. Otherwise, children would run into problems every time a child is being taught a lesson or two outside of the house or outside of the nuclear family.
2. Wash Hands:
This is very important to teach and to model to children. Washing hands could eliminate germs and can eliminate anyone being sick. With viruses such as H1N1 and SARS being deadly it is important for all children to know how to wash their hands. It should not just be taught at school, it should be emphasized and reinforced at home as well.
3. Please and Thank you:
The problem here lies sometimes in the parents and elder siblings. Children pick up on things quite fast. If for example, a parent forgets to say thank you, they child will find it is a useless word to use. Be consistent and emphasize politeness for children.
4. Table Manners:
This should be part of the grade 1 class curriculum and part of a child’s upbringing. When you sit at a table, do not use your hands to pick up food, chew with your mouth closed and wait for others to sit down before starting to eat. Constant nagging can be eliminated if children were taught table manners during their early upbringings. Teachers could reinforce this in the classroom as well.
5. Keep hands and feet to yourself:
Role-modeling is one problem parents face. Children are greatly influenced by parents and their elderly. If their parents or other elders use violence to solve their problems, children will copycat them. Parents should always emphasize “keep hands and feet to yourself at all times”. If they fail to see why they need to role model, they should examine the Bobo doll experiment by Albert Bandura.
Posted in Education, Featured
Posted on 17 December 2011.
Sour cream is a dairy product which is rich in fats and is created when regular cream is fermented by certain kinds of lactic acid bacteria. The bacteria is what sours and thickens the cream. The product is used mostly as a condiment in Europe and North America. People mix it with soup, add it on pancakes and other delicious cuisine. Here are the top 10 things served with sour cream.
This Romanian/Italian corn meal recipe is complimented by sour cream, feta cheese and mititei (minced meat). You can substitute mitetei with strips of chicken breast in a garlic sauce and can eat it like porridge. You can also cook it like a cake before cutting a piece and mushing it with the same ingredients.
2. Baked Potato:
Many restaurants in Europe and North America have the option of baked potato with dinner. The baked potato is traditionally served with sour cream, butter, chives and bacon (optional). Many fast food restaurants like Burger King and Wendy’s serve baked potato to add a nutritional option/substitute to their menu.
Those who are weight watchers and/or are diabetic can put sour cream on their pancakes/crepes. Although sour cream has less sugar, it could be more fattening. Those who vie for the option of sour creams as a topping should try the light low fat version, if presented with that option.
A Russian tradition is to have a sandwich with sour cream spread on top. It could be eaten in the morning with tea or coffee and could be eaten at night before bed.
European dishes are meant to be served with sour cream. Hot and Cold Red/Green Borscht, Harcho, Schi and Salianka are some examples which Europeans love to mix with sour cream. The taste is better and will add icing to the cake. You can’t eat cake without icing. It wouldn’t be the same. Similarly some soups are not the same without sour cream.
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Posted on 16 December 2011.
Surveying 100 people, I examined the top 10 ways people utilize plastic bags. People are creative, I shall add. One thing is clear, they are not being environmentally friendly. There are other alternatives that are reusable for everyone to use. Given this, here are the top 10 things people put in a plastic bag.
Almost everybody has a plastic bag where they stuff their garbage. This plastic bag is usually attached to a door knob or is put around a small garbage can which fits into rooms. Every week or two people would release their garbage contents by tying the plastic bags and throwing them into bigger garbage bags.
2. Food for Lunches, Work etc:
Although schools now teach to rethink, reduce, reuse and recycle, many are not in total compliance. Children and sometimes adults still bring their food in plastic bags which they carry with them and throw out when done. To save the planet, they should rethink their actions by buying a reusable lunchbox.
Although grocery stores in Canada now charge 5 cents per plastic bag, many people are still not in compliance. They still buy plastic bags which do not help save the environment. Many forget while others are just lazy to retrieve their reusable bags wherever they decide to store them.
Walk around your city. Examine the different things people hold in their hands when walking. You’d be surprised to note that the things sticking out of their plastic bags are not groceries. I’ve seen people carry clothing, cameras and sometimes even wallets. We are in an era where backpacks and handbags are more popular. There is no need to carry a plastic bag full of essentials.
If you go to a bookstore and buy books, you definitely get a plastic bag to help you carry the books; for free. Many textbook and bookstores need to do a lot more to save the environment. They firstly need to eliminate the reliance on non-reusable plastic bags.
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Posted on 13 December 2011.
People have a habit of putting un-recyclable things in the blue bin. Here are top 10 things people should not recycle but do anyways. The article provides insight as to why they should not.
Many people dump their food with boxes and other items that are recyclable. I really cannot imagine where people got the idea that food could be reused. It`s absolutely impossible. Food and other organic items belong in the green bin for composting.
People have a habit of putting Styrofoam cups and plates inside recycling bins, especially after drinking coffee or eating cake. It should not go inside the recycling bin because there is not enough material left after the item is broken down.
3. Soiled Items:
These are not recyclable either, despite what people think. On the street you would be surprised how many people do not follow instructions and put out soiled, dirty, stained aluminum foil, pizza boxes etc. in the blue bin. If there are too much soiled items, the contamination could cause everything else to go in the garbage bin.
4. Trash Bags:
Many people dump their contents that are recyclable into trash bags and then into blue bins. Trash bags do not belong in the blue bins. All items need to be separately spread out. If you run out of space, put the items in reusable boxes.
5. Paper Towel:
This happens more often than it should not. When in the washroom, people randomly put paper towel in recyclable bins. If the garbage is full, they turn to the blue bin to dump the contents. The only problem is that paper towels are not recyclable.
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